Special Characters

The Wiki syntax supports a number of special characters.

Smart Quotes

Apostrophes (') and normal quotation marks (") are automatically changed into left (and right) single (and double) quotation marks.

He said, "I'm not fond of 'smart' quotes."

He said, “I’m not fond of ‘smart’ quotes.”

Smart Dashes

Any pair of hyphens (--) is automatically changed into an emdash or an endash. A single hyphen with space before and after is also changed into an endash.

Wait--I want to see -- an endash.

Wait—I want to see – an endash.

Escaped Characters

Place a tilde (~) immediately before a punctuation mark to prevent it from being recognized as Wiki markup.

~* I don~'t ~/want/ this
~* to be a list, so I use
~* a tilde (~~).

* I don't /want/ this
* to be a list, so I use
* a tilde (~).

To escape all characters in a range of text, use an escaping segment.



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